Who Honor Bowie at NYC Show; Perform on Fallon Show

 

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By Uncle Blurt

Catching the Who last year on the band’s 50th anniversary tour was every bit as fun as seeing them back in the  day – and yer ol’ Uncle here saw ’em at least 20 times, starting in 1971. The tour continues apace in 2016, and Thursday night they stormed the gates of NYC at Madison Square Garden. As Rolling Stone reports, they also kicked off the evening with a video tribute to the late David Bowie:

“David Bowie. Friend of The Who. Son of New York. Tonight we will distinctly miss David Bowie, longtime fan of The Who. He’s told the story of how he climbed the fence at London’s Roundhouse to sneak backstage and give Pete Townshend a copy of his new 1969 album, David Bowie. He covered ‘I Can’t Explain’ and ‘Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere’ on his Pin Ups album. Nearly every year at MSG, he sat in the first row right beside the stage. We’ll miss our friend, a true icon of music and art, and a brilliant innovator.”

Then last night on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon Pete, Roger and the gang stormed the TV gates with a nearly 7-minute version of “Who Are You” that practically had Fallon wetting his pants in delight. Watch the clip, below.

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